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EPA Announces $4.2 Million in Grants to Clean Up Contaminated Sites in Wisconsin

Release Date: 05/29/2012
Contact Information: Francisco Arcaute, 312-886-7613, arcaute.francisco@epa.gov

For Immediate Release No. 12-OPA036

(CHICAGO – May 29, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $4.2 million in grants to redevelop contaminated properties, create jobs and protect public health in Wisconsin. These “brownfield grants” are used to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties.

"EPA's brownfield grants will spur redevelopment in Wisconsin," said EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman. “These grants will help prepare contaminated properties for productive uses.”

The Wisconsin brownfields grants were distributed as follows:

    Madison, Site Assessment, $400,000
    Madison, Cleanup, 800 North Block of East Washington Avenue, South Site, $200,000
    Madison, Cleanup, 800 North Block of East Washington Avenue, North Site, $200,000
    Marathon County, Site Assessment, Hazardous Substances, $200,000
    Marathon County, Site Assessment, Petroleum, $200,000
    Neenah, Site Assessment, Petroleum, $200,000
    Neenah, Site Assessment, Hazardous Substances $200,000
    Milwaukee, Cleanup, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee, Century City - Area C, $200,000
    Milwaukee, Cleanup, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee, Century City - Area B, $200,000
    Milwaukee, Cleanup, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee, Esser Paint site, $200,000
    Wausau, Cleanup, Former Cloverbelt Coop Services Site, $200,000
    Wauwatosa, Site Assessment, Hazardous Substances, $200,000
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Site Assessment, $500,000
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Revolving Loan Fund, $900,000
    Milwaukee Redevelopment Authority, Revolving Loan Fund, $200,000


    The Wisconsin grants are part of the EPA’s $69.3 million 2012 nationwide brownfields grants to clean up and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies, create jobs and protect public health.

    See a list of all awarded brownfields grants by state: http://cfpub.epa.gov/bf_factsheets/

    More information on EPA’s brownfields program: www.epa.gov/brownfields/

    More information on brownfields success stories: www.epa.gov/brownfields/success/index.htm